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What Exactly Don Mancini’s “Child’s Play” SYFY TV Series Might be About

That new “Child’s Play” tv series from David Kirschner and Don Mancini is still in the works at SYFY, having been granted a straight to series order, and Mancini has some things he wants fans to know about it.

Don Mancini at the Saturn Awards, photo by Mary Anne Butler
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Back in July of 2018, Mancini was very vocal about thanking fans of the Chucky series, and confirming previous reports that he was indeed involved in the SYFY television series. (This tv show has nothing to do with the 2019 film reboot featuring Mark Hamill as the murderous doll)

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Just yesterday, Mancini spoke with SYFY Wire about the “Child’s Play” tv project, and what exactly fans can expect from it.

“With this TV show, our mission has been to preserve the straightforward scariness of the original film or the first couple of films. But at the same time, continue on with this ever-expanding tapestry of consistent story that we’ve spun over the course of seven movies and 30-some years. I think fans are really gonna love to see the new characters that we introduce into this realm and just to see how they came off of our classic characters. Not just Chucky, but some of the others that you may be hoping to see. There’s a good chance they may turn up.”

“I think the prospect of seeing Chucky sharpen his skills and add to his toolbox, some of the technical goodies that we have at our disposal now, that’s something I think people will find pretty interesting. It’s so important to give Chucky new weapons, new strategies, and new targets, new goals. Chucky has a different goal in the TV show than he’s ever had before and it’s specifically something that is designed to evoke something that’s going on in the zeitgeist today.”

Original Chucky performer Brad Dorif confirmed his involvement with the series to me during our interview about “Deadwood” (which was FREAKING awesome, by the way).

We’ll let you know what we hear about this and other projects.

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